OCAF

March News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • OCAF Southworks Juried Show now Open for entering: https://ocaf.com/art/ 
  • Lyndon House Juried Exhibition Opening Reception: March 7th, 6–8 p.m. All are invited.
  • Sandy Ellis has a show at Athens Academy in the Bertelsmann Gallery Feb-April. There will be 3 other artists in the show.
  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market on Chase Street, Athens, will host a solo exhibit of APG Member John Weber‘s photographs January 9-March 4. According to the artist, the exhibit’s theme is Visual Words.

Ask Me: Beginners or veterans, come one, come all! Do you have a photography question, maybe one you’re too shy to ask in front of the group? Or you’re stuck with a question and have no idea who might know the right answer? Our own, dedicated “Ask Me!” person will be on duty during the social half-hour, 6:30 – 7:00 PM. If he or she doesn’t know the answer, they’ll find somebody who does. Just look for the person wearing the “Ask Me!” hat.

Your Help is Needed The APG leadership team has been in place for a good five years. Its time to rotate the crops. We all started with zero knowledge about our positions, but have everything well documented for you to hit the ground running. It would be good if two people could share each position. We’d like you to remain for no more than two years if possible.

We have filled the President (Martin Bozone), Treasurer (Chuck Murphy), Facebook (Alan Black), and newsletter (Michael Gonyea) positions. What we need if not filled in the meantime:

  • Membership: Collect the new member paperwork and payment. Record it in a spread sheet. Send a pre-written welcome letter. Get the money to the treasurer.
  • Advertising: Send our monthly meeting info to the flagpole magazine.
  • Speakers: Work with Martin to line up speakers for the year. (We are close to having this year full already.)
  • Projector: Run the computer during the meetings. Collect the photos for the challenge. Collect the speaker’s show. Requires you to get to the meeting early.

February News

Ask Me: Beginners or veterans, come one, come all! Do you have a photography question, maybe one you’re too shy to ask in front of the group? Or you’re stuck with a question and have no idea who might know the right answer? Our own, dedicated “Ask Me!” person will be on duty during the social half-hour, 6:30 – 7:00 PM. If he or she doesn’t know the answer, they’ll find somebody who does. Just look for the person wearing the “Ask Me!” hat.

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • OCAF Southworks Juried Show now Open for entering: https://ocaf.com/art/ 
  • The Plaza Arts Center 2019 Photo Show and Exhibition now open for entering: https://plazacenter.org
  • Lyndon House Juried Exhibition Opening Reception: March 7th, 6–8 p.m. All are invited.
  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market on Chase Street, Athens, will host a solo exhibit of APG Member John Weber‘s photographs January 9-March 4. According to the artist, the exhibit’s theme is Visual Words.
  • Judy Glenn will have orchid and other photographs displayed in the back of the Gardenside Room through March at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in conjunction with the Orchid Madness event.
  • Sandy Ellis has a show at Athens Academy in the Bertelsmann Gallery Feb-April. The opening will be Feb. 24th from 1-3. There will be 3 other artists in the show.


Your Help is Needed!
The APG leadership team has been in place for a good five years. Its time to rotate the crops. We all started with zero knowledge about our positions, but have everything well documented for you to hit the ground running. It would be good if two people could share each position. We’d like you to remain for no more than two years if possible.
We have filled the President (Martin Bozone) and Treasurer (Chuck Murphy). What we need if not filled in the meantime:
  • Facebook: Post events for meetings and photowalks. Make sure those who want to join the Facebook group, based on questions they answer when trying to join the group, are in Athens and are photographers.
  • Membership: Collect the new member paperwork and payment. Record it in a spread sheet. Send a pre-written welcome letter. Get the money to the treasurer.
  • Advertising: Send our monthly meeting information to the FlagPole magazine.
  • Speakers: Work with Martin to line up speakers for the year. (We are close to having this year full already.)
  • Projector: Run the computer during the meetings. Collect the photos for the challenge. Collect the speaker’s show. Requires you to get to the meeting around 6 pm. (We are currently using the Lyndon House Windows based computer so you don’t need to bring your own.)
  • Photo walks: Work with those who would like to do a photowalk to help coordinate and give guidance. Get the info to Communications to post in the newsletter and to Facebook to create an event.
  • Shows: Look for opportunities throughout the year to have APG photo shows. We’ve done these at local restaurants and the Oconee Library. It’s a good bit of work but we can give tons of guidance.
  • Communications: Develop this newsletter each month. Occasionally put out a newsletter for a special even like a photo show. We have templates for just about everything, will train you, and we have every step documented. We use Mail Chimp so its really not that hard to do.
  • Website: Maintain and post announcements to our website. This could be combined with Facebook or Communications. WordPress knowledge is a must.

June News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • Lyndon House Full House Show is now up. These are pieces created by the guilds that call the Lyndon House home. Many members have work in this show.
  • OCAF Members Show is now up. These are pieces by the members of OCAF in Watkinsville. Many members have work in this show.
  • Members’ Photo ShowsKennth Storey at the Botanical Gardens and Ben Slaboda at Give Back Realty, 624 South Milledge Avenue, Suite 101.
  • VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED: We now need one or more people to take over the following APG jobs: 1) Newsletter Production and Mail Chimp mail list. Involves adding new members to the Mail Chimp email list, gathering the images and info from the speakers, creating the email newsletter, and creating an occasional extra email. It also involves sending a welcome email to new members, which is set up to copy and paste.  2) In-meeting computer person. Tim currently uses his own computer but the Lyndon House also has a pc in that room that can be used. They promised that the projector would work plug-and-play from now on so that shouldn’t be an issue. Involves gathering the challenge images that are sent in to APG’s gmail account, getting to the meeting early to set up the computer, gathering images from member’s as they come in, making sure the presenter’s slide show is working, and advancing the images during the photo challenge show. Key for both positions is timeliness and availability.
  • Website for national art competitions, calls for entries, festivals, grants, etc. artdeadline.com

April News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • Gibbs Gardens Photo Walk. April 28. 7am–7pm. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Rite Aid in the Homewood Shopping Center at 7:00 AM. The Garden is open from 9-5. We will stay till 5:00, so drive separately if you need to leave earlier. More info on our facebook page.
  • They have artists talks every Thursday at the Lyndon House juried show. They start at 6:30. It might cut into social time, but they are well worth it. You can peel off and come to the meeting at 6:55.

March News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • Opening reception for the Lyndon House Juried Show is March 22, 6–8 p.m. All are invited. Congratulations to those who made it in.
  • Opening reception to OCAF Southworks is April 6, 6–9 p.m. All are invited. Congratulations to those who made it in.
  • There is currently a show called Reciprocal at UNG in the far back building that has the book store. Many APG members are in it so if you’re in the area please stop in and have a look. It is a small show so it won’t take long to go through it.
  • Website for national art competitions, calls for entries, festivals, grants, etc. artdeadline.com

October News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • APG member Wade Sheldon has 5 coastal landscape prints in the show Warm Days, Cool Nights, a 4-artist exhibition hosted by Classic Galleries at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. The show was curated by the Lyndon House, and will run from June 4 to December 10, 2017. An opening reception will be announced soon.
  • ENDING SOON: APG members Chuck Murphy and Jena Johnson are having a joint photography exhibit, Meet Your Neighbours: The Unseen World in Your Own Backyard. The show will be up Aug 27-Oct 8.
  • Be sure to visit the galleries in The Lyndon House Arts Center, OCAF (Oconee Arts Foundation), and The Georgia Museum of Art on the UGA Campus.

July News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • OCAF Member’s Show: Many of our members are also OCAF members and have work currently being displayed at OCAF in Watkinsville. The show is quite good and well worth the trip.
  • APG member Wade Sheldon has 5 coastal landscape prints in the show Warm Days, Cool Nights, a 4-artist exhibition hosted by Classic Galleries at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. The show was curated by the Lyndon House, and will run from June 4 to December 10, 2017. An opening reception will be announced soon.
  • Photographic images by Ken StoreyBeth Richardson, and Richard Farber are currently on display at Aurum Studio on E. Clayton St. in downtown Athens. The ending date of the show has not been announced, so stop by soon.
  • APG members Chuck Murphy and Jena Johnson are having a joint photography exhibit, Meet Your Neighbours: The Unseen World in Your Own Backyard. You are all welcome to the opening reception. It’s at the State Botanical Garden: Sunday, August 27, 2-4 pm. At 3 pm. They will give a brief presentation about the creatures in the photos and the fun they had in creating the images. The show will be up Aug 27-Oct 8.
  • Many of you have heard that there will not be a Lickskillet Artists Market this year due to scheduling conflicts. Lickskillet will resume next year and hopefully be better than ever.
Gear for Sale
  • Canon 5D Mark III: APG Member Bob Woodall has a Canon 5D Mark III body, battery & charger, neck strap, original box, and David Busch’e guide book for sale for $1299.99. Contact Bob at bobsphotos505@gmail.com

June News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • OCAF Member’s Show: Many of our members are also OCAF members and have work currently being displayed at OCAF in Watkinsville. The show is quite good and well worth the trip.
  • We currently have members showing their work at The Classic Center and Aurum Studios. Go by and take a look.

May News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • May 9th, 2017 Pick up your works from the Lyndon House Juried Show between 12:30pm-8:30pm
  • May 20th, 2017 OCAF Annual Members’ Show Drop Off from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • May 24, 2017 7:00 PM Gwinnett Chapter of GNPA Meet Up: Bird Photography with Dvid Akoubian. 7:00 PM Cornerstone Coworking, 279 W Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA

April News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications

  • April 2017 Oconee County Library. Our show is now up through the end of April. Please stop by. The Oconee County Library is along the line with the Jail, Post Office, and Public Health Center. Take down will be Sunday, April 30th from 2–3 pm.
  • Lyndon House Small Gallery: There are some interesting photos in the small gallery based on spinning the camera. This is the outside wall gallery. Go to the kitchen and look right.
  • Lyndon House Juried Show: There are quite a few APGers in the show and some of their entries have already been sold. It is free to view. It is always interesting and worth a leisurely walk through.
  • In conjunction with the Juried Show will be Artists Talks every Thursday from 6–7 p.m. during the month of April. Learn the story behind the art. 3–4 artists are scheduled for each Thursday.
  • OCAF Southworks National Juried Show: Like the Lyndon House Juried Show, APG is well represented and has already sold some of their entries. Congratulations to all who made it in. The show is free and well worth taking a look when you have a free hour.
  • Adams Exhibit This is a new exhibit at the Booth Art Museum in Cartersville.  It will open April 8 with a ribbon cutting of the new, permanent Photography galley – “Picturing America.”  The exhibit is 30 signed prints from Ansel’s granddaughter.

News about Pixel and Ink: Pixel and Ink has now moved to a new space on Broad Street. We are expanding our fine art printing services to include framing and printing on metal, wood, acrylic, tile, and more.
To make that happen, we’re temporarily pausing production for April. If you’ve submitted an order to us, we’re wrapping that up this week for you. Then we’ll take the next few weeks to test our new equipment, get samples prepared and train new employees. We can’t wait to show you the great things we can do with our new printing equipment!
What this means for production:
Since April is traditionally a slow month for us, we hope it won’t be too much of an inconvenience. At the same time, we want to help everyone as we continue to renovate! Here’s our promise:

  • Prints – We can still do prints for people, but it’ll be on a weekly turnaround. Feel free to send your files, and we’ll set a pickup date.
  • Film – We’re still a dropoff point for Dunwoody Photo. Feel free to email us, and we’ll set up an appointment for you to drop off or pick up film.
  • Scanning and editing – We’re pausing on these services for April. If you’d like to drop off an order, let us know! We’re happy to hold it until we reopen.
  • Art capture – We’re also wrapping up our last few art reproduction pieces this week for April. If you have an art show in May or an event coming up, let us know! We may be able to  work something out.
  • Photo restoration – We can still accept these orders in April but will extend the turnaround time to May. Let us know if you have photos you’d like to drop off for an estimate.